HAMLIN – Police are looking for the thief or thieves who drove off with a trailer full of Christmas trees.

Monroe County Sheriff's Office spokesman John Helfer said the holiday heist happened sometime between midnight Tuesday and 6:30 a.m. Wednesday in Hamlin, about 45 miles northeast of Buffalo near Lake Ontario.

A local farmer called authorities after he discovered the pickup truck he'd backed into a driveway was gone and so was the 28-foot trailer behind it.

Inside the trailer were 350 Douglas fir trees worth about $12,000.

Deputies are looking for the 2011 gray pickup and black trailer emblazoned with the words "Niagara Landscaping” on the rear ramp door.